February 2, 2022

Portable Offices and Classrooms: A Cost-Effective Solution

Portable Offices and Classrooms: A Cost-Effective Solution

Portable classrooms, also known as relocatable classrooms, are prefabricated structures built away from the school’s premises and then delivered to a school or business for classroom or office spaces. They are, in most cases, used to provide additional space urgently and temporarily.

Although they are mostly viewed as a quick and temporary solution, they can still be used as permanent classrooms and office spaces. Besides, they provide comparable space to conventional buildings and come with a couple of advantages, and that’s learning institutions and businesses opt for them.

Here’s an outline of their considerable upsides.

Cost-Effective

Take, for instance, the social distancing requirements necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools need more classrooms to accommodate the new policies, which would have significant cost implications. They would have to spend a substantial budget on conventional permanent buildings, but portable options provide a pretty cost-effective solution.

They do not have to set up a construction site within the school compound or engage multiple specialists for speedy construction. Also, the fact that the modular structures are manufactured in a factory means less material wastage, making the entire process of setting up additional classrooms quite economical.

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Versatility

Schools and businesses may prefer portable buildings due to their versatile nature. For instance, the social distancing requirements might not last forever. The extra space is probably a short-term requirement that could even end before the end of a brick and mortar construction.

Modular classrooms are thus, ideal in such uncertainties. Moreover, the school can take the extra classrooms away or put them to other uses. Besides, they can lease the spaces when needed rather than buying.

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Portable Buildings Are Fast to Set Up

First, the speed of construction means additional savings on cost, plus the time. It takes a couple of months, if not years, to set up the brick and mortar buildings. On the contrary, setting up a modular classroom could take as little as a day. All the components arrive at the site already built up and fitted with essentials like the windows and other ventilation. As such, only a few technicians are required to handle the assembly.

Such buildings provide the best alternative to address the space crisis in schools and offices occasioned by the prescribed COVID-19 containment measures.

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Safety

First, the speed of construction means additional savings on cost, plus the time. It takes a couple of months, if not years, to set up the brick and mortar buildings. On the contrary, setting up a modular classroom could take as little as a day. All the components arrive at the site already built up and fitted with essentials like the windows and other ventilation. As such, only a few technicians are required to handle the assembly.

Such buildings provide the best alternative to address the space crisis in schools and offices occasioned by the prescribed COVID-19 containment measures.

Summing It Up

Integration between systems enables greater efficiency; for example, an unoccupied office doesn’t need to have heating or air-conditioning systems operating. Desk sensors, for example, can notify the smart system if the room is in use, and hence whether or not it needs thermal control measures, lighting, and so on.

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